Welcome to America, Please Be On Time

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  1. W.G.Ewald

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    International - Max Fisher - Welcome to America, Please Be On Time: What Guide Books Tell Foreign Visitors to the U.S. - The Atlantic
     
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    It's always funny when Americans get invited to Indian parties and functions. Americans always arrive on time when no one is there, the first Indians arrive one or two hours later. :laugh:
     
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    I remember going to dinner at a restaurant in Madrid years ago. Showed up about 8 PM and expected to order an entree and be served at that hour!:) I had to eat bread for two hours.
     
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    As they say, IST which was supposed to be Indian Standard Time which got converted to Indian Stretchable Time.

    What's with 20% tips? Quite a heated discussion post the article, in India a 10-12% tip would be considered generous, also why are they talking about the employer not even paying minimum wage as a fixed salary? How does the restaurant or an eating joint get their licenses in such a case?

    Communism for the US!!! :rofl:
     
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    Oh, we Yanks will talk politics. We just don't want to hear your opinion.:lol:
     
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    The labor laws for service workers allow it. And you can be sure Uncle Sam gets to withhold taxes as well.
     
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    Indians like to follow the IST, typically understood as 5 hrs and 30 mins ahead of Greenwich, but also alternatively understood as the Indian Stretchable Time.
     

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